True Cousins Racing’s Hans-Henrik Thomsen and Glenn Ellegaard Nielsen went to the drag strip at Mantorp Park in Sweden last week, and did exactly what they had set out to do: set the 1/4 mile electric door slammer world record.
I was traveling from the Swedish capital Stockholm back to Denmark last weekend, and lucky for me, Mantorp Park was on the way. I arrived at 11:30 and a few minutes later I watched a Top-fuel dragster blow its head gasket right at the 1/8 mile mark after 3.4 seconds. The noise was body-shaking intense. The firefighters swiftly had the situation under control, and as soon as the track was cleared for debris, the speaker said he would now shut up and let us enjoy the silence because the next contender was electric. The world’s fastest electric drag bike, Silver Bullitt, made a short burnout and got ready to go.